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What You’ll See On The Ingredient List
Retinol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate
Why Your Skin Needs It
Retinoids are a family of ingredients (including retinol) derived from vitamin A. Vitamin A helps to accelerate cell turnover, refining skin texture. All of this results in glowy, more youthful-looking skin.
How Retinoid and Retinol Are Different
Retinoid is the umbrella term used to describe the entire group of vitamin A derivatives, which includes retinol, hydroxypinacolone retinoate, and tretinoin. Retinol is actually a type of retinoid.
The Clinique Expertise
Clinique leverages different vitamin A derivatives such as retinol and retinoid in our most advanced de-aging products, blended with soothing ingredients to help reduce irritation or discomfort.
Clinique Smart Clinical Repair™ Wrinkle Correcting Serum
This high-performing serum infused with a potent retinoid called hydroxypinacolone retinoate jumpstarts cell turnover to help resurface skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Smart Night™ Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Repair Treatment Retinol Serum
Our nighttime treatment combines the power of retinol with deep, comforting hydration.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Clinical™ Daily + Overnight Booster
Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Overnight Booster with Pure Vitamin A contains retinol in an anti-aging serum, designed for use on bare skin or as a booster with your favorite moisturizer.
What Our Clinique Derm Says
“Retinoid is an essential part of any anti-aging skincare regimen, because it helps make your skin look smoother and reduce the look of wrinkles.”
- Dr. Emma Wedgeworth, a board-certified dermatologist based in London.
Peeling, redness, or dryness in the first weeks of retinol use may occur and are signs that your skin transformation has started. Our guiding dermatologists recommend a minimum of SPF 15 sun protection daily to help prevent future signs of aging.
Top Sellers With Retinoid
More Key Ingredients
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha hydroxy acids gently slough away dead skin cells, revealing smoother and brighter skin.
CL1870 Laser Focus Complex™
Our CL1870 Laser Focus Complex™ is an expert blend of pro-collagen and soothing ingredients. It helps visibly repair and support skin.
Clinique’s exclusive CL302 Complex helps visibly reduce dark spots and discoloration.
Gyokuro Green Tea
Gyokuro green tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help calm upset skin, reduce irritation, and protect against future damage.
Hyaluronic acid plumps skin with hydration, helping it look and feel better instantly.
Lactobacillus Probiotic Ferment
Lactobacillus probiotic ferment helps calm the look of irritation and promotes stronger skin.
Salicylic acid helps clear up clogged pores, blackheads, stubborn acne, and blemishes.
The Clinique Formula: Performance, Safety, Science
Clinique launched the first-ever line of dermatologist-developed skincare in 1968. The promise: to deliver effective, safe, clinically proven formulas that create great skin. We avoid using allergens, irritants and ingredients in ways that could potentially harm your skin.
Proven results are from how multiple ingredients are combined using the latest scientific breakthroughs to achieve maximum results without irritation. As science evolves, we continuously re-examine ingredients with our researchers, formulators, clinicians, and guiding board-certified dermatologists.
No parabens. No phthalates. No fragrance. Just happy skin.